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Jebel Moya (Sudan): new dates from a mortuary complex at the southern Meroitic frontier.

Brass M, Schwenniger JL - Azania (2013)

Bottom Line: This paper proposes a new chronology for the burial complex at Jebel Moya, south-central Sudan.Jebel Moya is re-interpreted as a burial complex situated on the southern periphery of the late Meroitic state, and its potential to serve as a chronological and cultural reference point for future studies in south-central and southern Sudan is outlined.Abstract available from the publisher.

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Affiliation: Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 31-34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY, United Kingdom.

ABSTRACT
This paper proposes a new chronology for the burial complex at Jebel Moya, south-central Sudan. It reassesses the body of evidence from Sir Henry Wellcome's original 1911-1914 excavations in order to place the site within a firm chronological framework by: (a) applying an attribute-based approach to discern discrete pottery assemblages; and (b) applying initial OSL dates to facilitate the reliable dating of this site for the first time. Jebel Moya is re-interpreted as a burial complex situated on the southern periphery of the late Meroitic state, and its potential to serve as a chronological and cultural reference point for future studies in south-central and southern Sudan is outlined.

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Jebel Moya: the OSL samples from Assemblages 2 and 3, plotted against their date range, showing two distinct clusters. The Assemblage 1 range is hypothetical based on Caneva (1991).
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Figure 7: Jebel Moya: the OSL samples from Assemblages 2 and 3, plotted against their date range, showing two distinct clusters. The Assemblage 1 range is hypothetical based on Caneva (1991).

Mentions: Although the OSL results have very large standard error deviations, there are no overlaps in the respective dates from the Assemblage 2 and Assemblage 3 sherds (Figure 7, Table 3). The results indicate that there were three broad temporal phases. The sherds assigned to Assemblage 1 were not directly dated due to focusing limited dating resources on the more numerous second and third assemblages. The continued relative dating of Assemblage 1 to the sixth or early fifth millennium BC rests on Caneva's (1991) earlier analysis and on subsequent studies of the chronology and distribution of early Sudanese pottery (Jesse 2010; Salvatori et al. 2011).


Jebel Moya (Sudan): new dates from a mortuary complex at the southern Meroitic frontier.

Brass M, Schwenniger JL - Azania (2013)

Jebel Moya: the OSL samples from Assemblages 2 and 3, plotted against their date range, showing two distinct clusters. The Assemblage 1 range is hypothetical based on Caneva (1991).
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Figure 7: Jebel Moya: the OSL samples from Assemblages 2 and 3, plotted against their date range, showing two distinct clusters. The Assemblage 1 range is hypothetical based on Caneva (1991).
Mentions: Although the OSL results have very large standard error deviations, there are no overlaps in the respective dates from the Assemblage 2 and Assemblage 3 sherds (Figure 7, Table 3). The results indicate that there were three broad temporal phases. The sherds assigned to Assemblage 1 were not directly dated due to focusing limited dating resources on the more numerous second and third assemblages. The continued relative dating of Assemblage 1 to the sixth or early fifth millennium BC rests on Caneva's (1991) earlier analysis and on subsequent studies of the chronology and distribution of early Sudanese pottery (Jesse 2010; Salvatori et al. 2011).

Bottom Line: This paper proposes a new chronology for the burial complex at Jebel Moya, south-central Sudan.Jebel Moya is re-interpreted as a burial complex situated on the southern periphery of the late Meroitic state, and its potential to serve as a chronological and cultural reference point for future studies in south-central and southern Sudan is outlined.Abstract available from the publisher.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 31-34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY, United Kingdom.

ABSTRACT
This paper proposes a new chronology for the burial complex at Jebel Moya, south-central Sudan. It reassesses the body of evidence from Sir Henry Wellcome's original 1911-1914 excavations in order to place the site within a firm chronological framework by: (a) applying an attribute-based approach to discern discrete pottery assemblages; and (b) applying initial OSL dates to facilitate the reliable dating of this site for the first time. Jebel Moya is re-interpreted as a burial complex situated on the southern periphery of the late Meroitic state, and its potential to serve as a chronological and cultural reference point for future studies in south-central and southern Sudan is outlined.

No MeSH data available.